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Lychee vs Mandarin orange - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Lychee and Mandarin orange

  • Mandarin orange has less Vitamin C, and Copper.
  • Lychee's daily need coverage for Vitamin C is 50% more.
  • Lychee has 4 times more Copper than Mandarin orange. Lychee has 0.148mg of Copper, while Mandarin orange has 0.042mg.
  • Mandarin orange is lower in Sugar.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Litchis, raw and Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +106.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +55%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +252.4%
Contains more Calcium +640%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Equal in Potassium - 166
Equal in Zinc - 0.07
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 2% 12% 8% 14% 16% 1% 2% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 6% 9% 9% 15% 1% 2% 14%
Contains more Iron +106.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +55%
Contains less Sodium -50%
Contains more Copper +252.4%
Contains more Calcium +640%
Contains more Magnesium +20%
Equal in Potassium - 166
Equal in Zinc - 0.07

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Lychee
5
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Contains more Vitamin C +167.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +427.3%
Contains more Folate +14.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 239% 3% 15% 12% 0% 24% 11% 0% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 41% 4% 0% 89% 15% 9% 8% 13% 18% 12% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +167.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +80.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +60.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +427.3%
Contains more Folate +14.3%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Lychee Mandarin orange
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Lychee Mandarin orange Opinion
Net carbs 15.23g 11.54g Lychee
Protein 0.83g 0.81g Lychee
Fats 0.44g 0.31g Lychee
Carbs 16.53g 13.34g Lychee
Calories 66kcal 53kcal Lychee
Starch g 0g Mandarin orange
Fructose g 2.4g Mandarin orange
Sugar 15.23g 10.58g Mandarin orange
Fiber 1.3g 1.8g Mandarin orange
Calcium 5mg 37mg Mandarin orange
Iron 0.31mg 0.15mg Lychee
Magnesium 10mg 12mg Mandarin orange
Phosphorus 31mg 20mg Lychee
Potassium 171mg 166mg Lychee
Sodium 1mg 2mg Lychee
Zinc 0.07mg 0.07mg
Copper 0.148mg 0.042mg Lychee
Vitamin A 0IU 681IU Mandarin orange
Vitamin E 0.07mg 0.2mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 71.5mg 26.7mg Lychee
Vitamin B1 0.011mg 0.058mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.036mg Lychee
Vitamin B3 0.603mg 0.376mg Lychee
Vitamin B5 mg 0.216mg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.078mg Lychee
Folate 14µg 16µg Mandarin orange
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 0.4µg 0µg Lychee
Tryptophan 0.007mg 0.002mg Lychee
Threonine mg 0.016mg Mandarin orange
Isoleucine mg 0.017mg Mandarin orange
Leucine mg 0.028mg Mandarin orange
Lysine 0.041mg 0.032mg Lychee
Methionine 0.009mg 0.002mg Lychee
Phenylalanine mg 0.018mg Mandarin orange
Valine mg 0.021mg Mandarin orange
Histidine mg 0.011mg Mandarin orange
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.099g 0.039g Mandarin orange
Monounsaturated Fat 0.12g 0.06g Lychee
Polyunsaturated fat 0.132g 0.065g Lychee

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Lychee Mandarin orange
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
25
Lychee
17
Mandarin orange
Mineral Summary Score
13
Lychee
8
Mandarin orange

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
5%
Lychee
5%
Mandarin orange
Carbohydrates
17%
Lychee
13%
Mandarin orange
Fats
2%
Lychee
1%
Mandarin orange

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in Sugar (difference - 4.65g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.06g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is lower in glycemic index (difference - 1)
Which food is cheaper?
Mandarin orange
Mandarin orange is cheaper (difference - $0.9)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Lychee
Lychee contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Lychee - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169086/nutrients
  2. Mandarin orange - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/169105/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.